Brandwatch Unleashes Twitter Hindsight

Twitter Hindsight

Brandwatch, the UK company that offers maybe the most intuitive social monitoring tech anywhere, has just released a full historical Twitter data feature. That’s right, Brandwatch users can now peek back into the first ever Tweets from 2006 with Brandwatch Twitter Hindsight.

Do Yandex Signals Indicate Massive Move Into Mobile Search?

Putin and Arkady Volozh

Yandex, Russia’s Google competitor, has just bought classified car selling site Auto.ru for $175 million. But the bigger news is, Yandex may soon become what Google was to hundreds of millions of Internet users. With the ramping up of last year’s Yandex Islands (video), the gripping addition of “”Sibir” reverse image search tech, city guides, their Foursquare variant, and their massive lean toward E-Commerce and web search this month reveal another Russia challenge to western business as usual.

Military E-Learning and Smart Devices – Militarizing Smart Comms?

Michael McCarthy

In a bit of interesting smart technology news, Defense IQ is about to hold their inaugural Military E-Learning & Smart Devices Conference. Representatives from the US, Poland, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Estonia and Serbia are slated to attend.

Focused on the militarization of smart devices, apps and the cloud, Defense IQ’s first conference will deal with just how these technologies can be applied to training military personnel for e-learning and simulation in Europe.

Microsoft and Bing Leverage OEM Packaging

Bing

For people buying low costs computers and other devices, the news Microsoft will be making Windows 8.1 with Bing could boost that search engine’s prowess. While users can change the default search engine, shipping the new PCs with Bing as the default is sure to garner the Google competitor some more adopters.